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>> eric: develop nice, you are looking at live pictures of the white house, president obama and vice president biden and secretary of state clinton is going to attend the return of four remaining of americans killed in benghazi libya. we will air a special report when that return ceremony likely within the next half-hour. i'm eric negotiation for cheryl jennings. >> kristen: i'm kristen sze. u.s. ambassador to libya was from the bay area. chris stevens got his law degree at u.c. hastings in san francisco. katie marzullo joins us with the latest anti-u.s. demonstrations erupting. >> we're getting word of two deaths outside the embassy in tunisia. a cloud of smoke has been seen around the embassy there. thousands are throwing rocks at police and police are feirlg tear gas at protestors. also in lebanon, at least one person is dead. security officials say a crowd set fire to a kfc and arby's restaurant. they clashed with police who opened fire killing one person. a u.s. four say a response team has arrived in yemen as security forces were firing live rounds and tear gas into th
>>> and now to the democratic national convention. first lady michelle obama told the nation a perm story of family and -- personal story and one of her husband's dedication. it was the dnc's opening night and mark matthews has the story now from the convention arena in charlotte, north carolina. >> in her speech tonight, michelle obama had the opportunity to define the president in her own terms. >> he was still the guy who picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out i could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger side door. >> she said before the decision about running for the white house she was worried it would change them. >> i had seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> michelle obama said her husband refused to listen to those who told them to leave health carrie form to somebody else. >> he did it because he believes that here in america our grandparents should be able to afford their medicine. our kids should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. he believes that women are more than
a several sites log on to our website, abc7news.com. >>> next, putting the big squeeze on president obama. the pizza shop owner everyone is talking about today, after his meeting with the commander in chi f@@@ >>> don't miss "katie" debutting today. >>> hi everyone, as our theme song goes i am ready for this day i'm also excited a little nervous too. we have a great first show with a few surprises and some guests i'm excited to tell you about. jessica simpson will be here for her first tv interview since having her baby in may she has a lot to say. also sheryl crow is stopping by she wrote our theme song, she is a single mom and just turned 50. she will be talking the brain tumor her doctors discovered. there's a lot to ask both of these amazing women and i can't wait. i hope you will tune in i'll see you later today for the first episode of "katie." >> sheryl yo will be telling tie more about what she -- she believes may have caused her benign brain tumor. here is the new afternoon line-up general hospital will air 1 p.m., who wants to be a millionaire 2, jeopardy 2:30 then katie at 3:00
on president obama in a state that will be critical. >> do you want four more years of 8% or higher unemployment? >> no! >> reporter: romney continues stumping in colorado today before a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he will be greated in the buckeye state by in new ad from the obama campaign, they slam romney for that leaked hidden camera fundraiser video. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of americans who pay no income tax, including veterans, elderly, the disabled. >> reporter: this is the last full week of campaigning before the debates begin and take over the candidate's attention. last night he spoke to reporters. >> i think the president's campaign has focused its advertising in many cases on inaccurate portrayals of my positions. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think during the debates. >> reporter: polls show a tight race in the battleground states that will decide the election polls show president obama in the lead. another number the obama campaign is focused on, state by state unemployment. that went up in key battleground states
. president obama took his campaign to toledo, ohio he spoke at the united auto workers labor day celebration. the president offered his own critique on the message republicans shared last week. >> the president: we saw three straight days of an agenda out of the last century. it was a rerun. you might as well have watched it on black and white tv with some rabbit ears on there. [ laughing ] >> the president: should have been on nick at night. >> republican nominee mitt romney watched his wife ann takeoff and a jet ski before he followed in a boat in new hampshire. the former massachusetts governor plans to stay off the campaign trail during the democratic convention that will romney a chance to prepare for next month's debate. his campaign said far too many -- for too many americans today is another day of worrying when their next paycheck will come. new poll found mitt romney did not get a big boost from last week's convention. the new poll finds the presidential race in a dead heat. support for romney 46% and president obama 47%. the democratic convention officially begins tomorrow in char
coming up. >> also former president clinton gets a bear hug after nominating barack obama. why he believes the president should get four more years. abc7 political reporter mark matthews i3q lysol believes no toilet is complete, until it's completely clean. lysol toilet bowl cleaner gives you maximum coverage from the rim down to the water line to kill 99.9% of germs. and removes stains better than clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach. so if you want to do the whole job, lysol's got you covered. lysol. mission for health. and for an incredibly clean and fresh bowl with every flush, try the no mess automatic toilet bowl cleaner. hey, bro. or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. so when the conversation turns to your financial goals... turn to us. if you need anything else, let me know. [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. brought down the house at the democratic national convention. he formally no
bill clinton shared his own reason for nominating president obama for reelection. >> by the way, after last night i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ]hat brought the hn in charlotte. mr. clinton took on a more serious tone after that. care venice traverse is in charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: after a rock star welcome former president bill clinton made his case for president obama. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. [ applause ] >> but who burns is for america on the inside. >> reporter: while republicans say that the president has failed to fix the economy clinton said it is not that simple. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern more well balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs. >> reporter: it is the message aimed squarely at the middle of the road voters disappointed in president obama but still haven't committed to mitt romney. president obama and clinton had a rocky his tore arery and
confirme confirmed. president obama has rae pete he hadly said the investigation is on to fine the killers and bring them to justice. abc news has learned that officials from the fbi which is leading the investigation in benghazi have not even gotten to benghazi. more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site it will have been pick clean. abc news the white house. >>> meantime the men responsible for the anti-muslim film that ripped apart the arab world has been ordered detaine detained. 55-year-old if man left u.s. district court in los angeles after hearing a federal judge call him a flight risk. he was arrested early today on 8 counts of violating his probation. seen earlier this month masked by clothes was on probation for check fraud and banned from using computers or the internet. the film depicts the profit mohammad as womanizer, religious fraud and chilled molester and it inflamed many people in the air ab world. >> immanuel this happening where you live. virtually an entire neighborhood growing po p
.s. ambassador chris stevens. casket met by grieving family along with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. more tonight from martha. >> if up late at tonight you you have undoubtedly seen one of these. >> super snack. >> we apologize we will try to get that piece by martha in for you in just a moment. >> president obama today called the leaders of will i objectia, egypt and yemen asking them to ensure the country security in police to protect americans. he notified congress he was sending combat equip marines to protect american interest. situation is still unstable there. we are on the ground in cairo. >> in cairo today the u.s. embassy under siege. running battle between protestor hurling rock and security force firing back tear gas an water canon. using a create wall to defend the embassy. what is it you want. >> promise from american government that will not happen next year or any other year any more. all government stop disrespecting muslims. stop disrespecting our religion. >> it is fury if you would by that on license movie mocking prophet mohammad. we have
around the world. it is part of president obama that trains surgeon in technique that are as practical as advanced. health science reporter carolyn johnson has the story. >>reporter: surgeon crowded that the training suite at san francisco general hospital trauma institute has sean far more than their fair share of violent wawndz. at his clinic in afghanistan dr. head trets victim injured by everything from car accidents to roadside bombs. war victims and we are receiving mostly war victims. >>reporter: he and 60 others from around the world use this >> to manage the wounds as best as possible and eventually close them these people need to have what we call flaps. mean you take some tissue from someplace and you bring it to cover a problem somewhere else. >>reporter: we met uc sf surgeon last year preparing for series of stories in the west africa can nation where he trained doctors open site. but he says the model of bringing surgeon from the develop world to central location many my tie the affect of the teaching >> a lot of the attendee here are the equivalent of university
obama stopped this morning in virginia on the road to north carolina for the convention. the president went on the attack in his speech saying mitt romney is not offering new ideas to grow the economy. the national convention is officially underway in charlotte, north carolina. democrats will adopt a party platform today that is in sharp contrast with the republican blueprint. they are calling for higher taxes on wealthier americans. also supporting same-sex marriage and abortion rights. the first lady will be the keynote speaker tonight as she makes a case for her husband's reelection. she did her practice walk-through of the stage yesterday. mark matthews is in charlotte, north carolina he will be reporting live from the democratic convention. you can get instant updates from mark by following him on our facebook page mark is also tweeting. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is stumping for votes today in ohio where he told supporters that america is not better off after nearly four years of president obama's leadership. ryan says the president will say a lot of thi
with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> president obama condemns the attack on the u.s. emery in libya and promises justice for the four americans -- four americans killed, including the ambassador who grew up in the east bay. >>> ambassador stevens and three others were killed when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our pr
this morning president obama and vice president biden attended a rally in new hampshire in the face of lower than expected job growth the president noted businesses added jobs for the 30th month in a row. >> the president: we know it is not good enough we need to create more jobs faster. we need to come out of this crisis stronger than when we went in. >> there's a lot that we can do. >> meantime mitt romney was in iowa where he held a rally. he says the latest report shows president obama's policies are not working and the country deserves new leadership. >> there's almost nothing the president has done in the last 3 1/2, 4 years that gives the american people confidence that he knows what he is doing when it comes to jobs and economy and there's nothing he said last night that gives the american people confidence that he knows with what he would do to create jobs or build a stronger economy. >> from iowa romney flies to new hampshire this evening both are focusing on key swing states. >>> president obama has set a new record on twitter, 53,000 tweets were sent out per minute during his nom
. . >> -- president obama and the first lady laid a wreath at the gone. closer to home shining show of honor from san francisco firefighters. one of many ceremonies in the bay area to mark this anniversary. good morning i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. observances took place in union city to remember passengers on flight 93 on its way to san francisco from new jersey. a large crowd gathered in shanksville, pennsylvania near a wall which holds the name of the passengers and crew who died. passengers took hold of terrorists before it crashed in what used to be a field. katie, you talked to a woman who lost her mother? >> reporter: i did her name is carol o'hare and her mother 79-year-old moving from new jersey to danville, to live with her. carol says 11 years later the anniversary is like reliving that day. from song to silence memorial service in union city honors passengers and crew of san francisco bound flight 93. >> christian adams, todd beamer. >> reporter: carol o'hare of danville lost her mother 11 years ago today. >> i woke up to a happy day my mother was moving from california t
a secret video taken at a mitt romney fundraiser in may. president obama is weighing in. karen traverse has more from washington. >> reporter: last night on the letterman show president obama fired back at the leaked tape that is causing mitt romney's campaign major headaches. >> there are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims, who think they are entitled to something. >> reporter: in the video romney seen saying 47% of americans will vote for president obama because they want a government hand-out. >> my job is not to worry about those people. >> reporter: the president said he has a different view of the office. >> the president: a lot of things i've learned as president, you represent the entire country. my expectation is if you want to be president you gotta work for everybody, not just some. >> reporter: yesterday romney said he was talking about election extra stkwreu not what he would do -- strategy not weigh would do as president. >> he's going to get half the vote, i'm going get half the vote. >> reporter: romney weighed in on foreign policy he ed skepticism of t
returns from earlier years as the obama campaign is demanding. romney will be raising more cash for his campaign in the bay area this afternoon. he's scheduled to appear at a $50,000 per person continuer in at a private home. has no public events scheduled. he swung through the bay area in july attending fundraisers. >>> president obama will be returning to the bay area as well for his sixth fundraising event in the past year. tickets for october 8th, concert and rally are already on sale they range from $100 to $7500. president obama's last bay area visit was in july. >>> this morning "good morning america" anchor robin roberts says she feels energized. she was surrounded by family and friends. her older sister was the bone marrow donor. robin was diagnosed with mda, a rare blood disorder she completed eight days of chemotherapy prior to yesterday's transplant. the procedure only took five minutes. >> nobody can believe it. people have in their mind all kinds of images what is going to happen in a transplant it is still a powerful moment inside of that syringe are millions of stem cell
but it was year who he was blaming for the world's problems. president obama spoke before the same body yesterday, criticizing iran's nuclear program. >>> the self-proclaimed of power are responsible for the corruption, ignorance and oppression and discrimination in every corner of the world. >> during previous speeches by ahmadinejad, the u.s. delegation walked out. today they chose not to attend at all. a spokesperson says it is because ahmadinejad is using his trip to spout paranoid theories and slurs against israel. >>> turning now to the presidential election. ohio is the center of the political universe today with republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama crisscrossing the statement romney kicked things off with a rally the president arrives with the wind at his back. this morning abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to leaning obama that gives the president 255 electoral votes to romney's 206. i need 270 to win the white house. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with the forecast here now and ahead with the forecast going to get hot? >> it is, 90s returning
? >> see you then. thanks, sandhya. >>> barack obama and mitt romney duking it out now at the home stretch. the new poll showing the race in a key battleground state is slipping away from romney. why he says he is not worried. >> and the bay area native who survived a deadly of a good afternoon. what he is saying about his ordeal. >> and a quarter of a million dollar jackpot lost in san francisco. >> and then later on "nightline" -- >> i'm cynthia mcfaden, coming up next on "nightline," in the rebellion against the new healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. jk ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground sta
about with his rambling monologue to the empty chair. here's news reporter dan harris. >> mr. obama sitting here. >>reporter: whether you this the it was rambling and cringe worthy. >> what do you want me to tell romney. i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himsel himself. >>reporter: or hilarious and brilliant. >> i'm not going to shut up. it's my turn. >>reporter: there is no denying it was the most talked about speech of either convention. and now in an interview with his hometown paper in california the carmel pine cone, klent eastwood gives a blow by blow of how it came to be. the morning of the speech as he flew to tampa he still hadn't chosen his words. they vet mess of the people said i can't do that because i don't know what i'm going to say. 15 minutes before he spoke he arrived at the hall still no plan. then right before he took the stage, inspiration. there was a stool there and some fella kept asking me if i wanted to sit down. saw the stool sitting there it gave me the idea. >> and i just. >>reporter: he acknowledges he stumbled a bit up there and
to ceremonies at joint base andrews in maryland. president obama called the 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state clinton knew him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after tad's ceremonies the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher steven's funeral are pending. >>> anti-american protests are spreading across the globe. demonstrations are on going in 30 countries right now. at least four people have been killed in the chaos. u.s. troops are on their way to secure embassies in sudan, yemen and libya. at the center of these protests, the independent on-line movie made here that insults islam and ridicules the prophet, mohamed. but should youtube pull them from their site. thomas roman is live with the debate for us. thomas? >> president obama has deployed troops equiped for combat in libya and yemen to defend citizens and property. they fear it will worsen in the coming d
that nearly half americans who are solidly for president obama >> reporter: romney said as an election strategy he can't worry about those voters. >> reporter: last night he held a late night press conference but didn't offer an apology. >> it is not elegantly stated. >> reporter: the obama campaign said it was shocking that romney believes half of americans view themselves as victims. the video gets to the heart of one of romney's core weaknesses voters don't believe he's empathetic. al% of americans say romney would -- 58% of americans say romney would favor the wealthy over the middle class. >> every time there's been an opportunity for him to move to undecided he either made a mistake or a decision that hasn't helped him. >> reporter: the video controversy comes as the campaign was trying to hit the reset button. now they have to reset the reset the next big chance may not come until the first presidential debate on october 3rd. >>> hundreds of passengers traveling from san francisco to australia are on their way after frustrating delays that that spanned two days. >> with two flig
in florida today. president obama will take part in a forum the day after mitt romney addressed the same audience. karen travers has more. >> reporter: romney cam -- campaign has tried to change the subject but that video is still dogging the republican contender. last night he was greeted in miami by this sign. at a forum he said he hasn't written off half of americans. >> my campaign is about the 100% in murk. and i'm concerned about them -- in america. and i'm concerned about the fact that over the past four years life has become harder for american. >> reporter: he faced tough questions on i am -- on immigration. president obama's policy allows young people brought by their parents to stay for now. >> for those already here undocumented brought by their parents and thereof, are illegal ail convince in this country my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: the univison moderator pressed him for specifics on what he would do with others here illegal limb >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. [ booing ] >> i have some friends apparently. i'm n
are in for a scary time. >> when i hear barack obama who doesn't know the difference between a general and an admiral when he made a mistake last week or calls a marine corpsman, i think that our chief doesn't have an idea. >> it costs thousands per couple. >>> president obama appeared at a campaign rally in have you vaw, one of the eight battleground states. he is expected to stop in the bay area for a fundraiser here on october 8th. >>> a charter jet carrying ann romney and secret service agents and a crew of three had to make an emergency landing in denver after an electrical fire filled the plane with smoke. a flight attendant used a fire distinguisher to contain that vapor. no oxygen masks were deployed, and there were no injuries. mrs. romney was on her way from omaha to santa monica. she arrived in los angeles a few hours later. the f.a.a. is investigating. >>> a jail lock down from a case of tuberculosis was lifted. they locked down a section of the facility in redwood city to prevent a possible spread of the illness. two inmates were dying -- diagnosed with active cases of tb. the couple wit
accepting the nomination for vice president of the united states. good evening. president obama also accepted his party nomination tonight for second term of course. he made the argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster. and that it would be im peril by return to republican leadershi leadership. here are some of leadership. here are some of the highlights of the >> on every issue th!d choice you face won't just be between 2 candidates or 2 parties. it will be a choice between 2 different paths for america. a choice between 2 fundamentally different visions. for the future. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention offer same prescription they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high try another, field a cold coming on tashtion 2 tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. america i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder but at least to the a better place. yes our road is longer but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no o
michelle obama finished speaking less than an hour ago and gave a heart felt speech explaining why america needs to port her husband she believes here's the highlight. >> i know from experience that if i trawl want to leave a better world for my daughters and for all of our sons and daughters, if we want to give all of our childrenal foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise. if we want to give them that accepts of limitless possibility, their belief that here in america there is always something better out there, if you are willing to work for it, then we must work like never before. and we must once again come together l. [applause] and stand together. [applause] for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. [applause] thank you. god bless you. god bless america. l. [applause]. >> first lady bringing them to their neat charlotte, north carolina. white house sent out this image of president and sasha and malia watching michelle obama give her speech tonight. now the other big speaker this eve
and ugly. few minutes that the speech an empty chair turned into an odd co-star. >> i have got mr. obama sitting here. and he's, i just was going to ask him a couple questions. >>reporter: the unscripted conversation was not without some serious subject matter like foreign policy. >> you thought the war in afghanistan was okay. >>reporter: but it often veered into the bizarre like a couple off color fill in the blank reaction from the empty chair. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. >>reporter: eastwood prime time chat with the chair has turned into a moment of inspiration on line. eastwoo eastwooding all abuzz on twitter. brook with net root nation one of the first to push the empty chair theme. >> seems like it's working because it's certainly getting into the hands of people that aren't really political and this is sort of how they are learning about last night speech. >>reporter: almost medley after eastwood left the stage a twitter handle called invisible obama launched and had 20,000 followers in just 45 minutes. for
players post the nfl commissioner phone number and launch expletive filled rant. today president obama himself weighing in saying the call was terrible. a rare point of agreement with republican vice-presidential candidate paul ryanimself a packer fan. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real the refuses. >>reporter: locked out since june as part of labor dispute. all season the replacement referee the league brought in source of enormous frustratio frustration. so who are they? according to espn the man who called last nature touch down is a local executive for bank of america who has only officiated high school and junior college football games. today we also learn that another replacement referee not involved in last nature game had been fired from something called the lingerie football league for incompetent. if any good to come out of this aside for seattle fans. >> my good it was amazing. best game ever. >>reporter: it's this uproar may help end the lock out. tonight the 2 sides are reportedly back at the table. dan harris abc news new york. >> well there is more. n
the united nations tomorrow but earlier today he and mrs. obama sat down with the women of the view. barbara walters asked if mr. s obama might one day want to run for office. >> well but what are you going to do the rest of your life. >> well, first 0things first here. we do have an election ahead. plus applause i have got all kind of things i want to do in second term. i love teaching. i miss teaching. snoom you can catch the entire interview with the president and mrs. obama on the view tomorrow at 10. by the way, he did say that she didn't quite the temperament for public office. she agreed with him. >>> tonight bay area television legend was honored. arts entertainment reporter don sanchez celebrates 40 years with kg o television. friends and colleagues including dan and mark and vick lee marked this event by dining with don at san francisco johns grill. lots of memory tonight for don including racing to breaking news story on the first day at abc 7 news with photographer who broke a few rules along the way. >> we went from the station to the fairmount hotel actually in reverse
for the race for president tonight. new polls show president obama ten points up now on mitt rolled romney in ohio. that is key battleground state. he has moved into the leans to obama column. that gives him 255 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win. both candidates campaigned in the buckeye state today. the president seized on the momentum linking romney to his comments that 47% of americans are victims who depend on the government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims that never take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and look out, i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard working ohioans. >> near cleveland, romney tried to repair the damage from his comments. he expressed empathy for out of work americans and claimed his policies would help them get back to work. >> when you cut through the words, you can look at the record. when you see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, you know it's time to choose a new leader, get a new coach, get america growing again. >> history says ohi
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nations in new york. >> as president obama arrives in new york city today mitt romney was focused on comments the president made to 60 minutes about whether recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movement. president said no. >> i was pretty certain that continue to be pretty certain there will be bumps in the roa road. >> in colorado today the republican thom knee berated the president accusing him of down playing serious threats. >> he said the development in the middle east are bumps in the road. that was my reactio reaction. bumps in the road. we had an ambassador assassinated. >>reporter: white house insisted the president was referring broadly to transformation in the region. >> there is a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage in this case that's profoundless sens senseless. >>reporter: this comes before intensely serious international back drop. not just up rest in the muslim world but iran alleged nuclear weapon program. potential threat to u.s. ally israel. ir
mrs. obama is gaining reputation as the fashionable first lady. >> and then at the reason americans love affair with smartphone apps may be waning. >>> we want to give you an update now on the -- >>> contra costa county's news conference. >> they just wrapped that up this is the story involving the chp officer shot on i-680 yesterday during a traffic stop. >> investigators have identified the suspect as christopher lacy. they say he died from a gunshot wound to the head shot by the partner of officer kenyon youngstrom. in the news conference they said that the suspect used a semi-automatic glock, a pistol which is what they say he used on officer youngstrom who stopped to meet his partner. >> this is an is didn't after that tragic shooting they had to shutdown the interstate, 680 for several hours because they were investigating this and put tents over the freeway capturing shell casings so they could find out what happened. >> officer youngstrom remains in critical condition on life support. there's growing support for him you can go to our facebook page to leave a message of suppo
obama takes the tonight to accept his party's nomination after he gave former president clinton a big bear hug for his rousing endorsement last night and his blistering tack on mitt romney and the gop. >>> they want to cut taxes for -- for high income americans even more than president bush did they want to get rid of regulations designed to prevent another crash. as another president once said, there they go again. >> speeches make you feel good for a little while. the american people don't think we are better off than four years ago and they are going to want a change. >> paul ryan attended a rally in colorado springs where he told supporters the rights of americans come from nature and god and not from government. >> mark matthews will be reporting live from charlotte, north carolina today get updates by following him on our facebook page mark is also tweeting. abc news will have live coverage of the final night 7:00 here on abc 7. >>> among those praising president clinton's speech is his wife. she watched a recorded version during her stay in east timor today, 10,000 miles from n
-father. he also says president obama called the family tonight to offer his condolences, and he says that was greatly appreciated. abc7 news. >> thank you, ama. >>> in cairo, egypt, for a second night, they were hurling firebombs outside the u.s. embassy. the protesters tried to breech the barbed wire and the teargas kept them at bay. >> law enforcement personnel from around the state will honor kenyan youngstrom tomorrow. he was shot to death by a driver last week during an east bay traffic stop. the service will take place at the mission church in vacaville tomorrow morning at 10:00. we will have live coverage on abc7 and at abc7news.com. governor brown is expected to attend that service. >>> for the third time in two weeks, a man has sexually molested a woman near stanford university. around 1:30 this afternoon a man came up behind a woman walking on the sidewalk by a man swraw me tau field and groabed her. she -- and groped her. he is described as hispanic and about 5 foot 5 and 185 pounds with long, black hair wearing a thick, gold chain and fitted white top and dark pants. two
. president obama and first lady michelle paid visits to arlington national cemetery and the pentagon. >>> in the south bay, a multi multi-phase picnic took place in front of the government center. >> the gathering started with several people including a four-year-old muslim girl saying prayers promoting peace and sharing their thoughts 11 years after 9/11. >> slowly people are getting more and more educated and they are starting to understand that most of the americans born here are not a threat to the united states. >> they are 1.2 billion in the world. and 99.9% are peaceful. >> also on display the quilt symbolizing the library. >> the bay area 9/11 ceremonies included this one for the passengers and crew killed aboard san francisco-bound flight 93. firefighters in san francisco and san jose pause to remember the first responders. many of them firefighters killed at the world trade center. >>> the san francisco ethics commission formally approved the findings that he committed official misconduct. it was unclear when they suspended -- when the sheriff will find out if he can keep h
to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent or better that are independent. >>reporter: obama campaign pounced saying quote it is shocking that candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilo
difference between his philosophy and that of president obama. >> frankly we have two different views. the president is one of a larger government. >> the president said the president should be working for everyone and not a select group of constituents. today they released the rest of the secretly recorded video made months ago at a florida campaign event. the big question is who made the romney recording. it was a closed door, $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the home of a private equity investor. the camera was placed on a table off to the side. former president jimmy carter's grandson says he tracked down the source after seeing a clip on youtube and convinced the person who took it to turn it over to mother jones. later on fight line, more about that secret recording and why it was made after this newscast. bob bob a -- a reunion turned deadly. police shot 26-year-old adaogi to death during a domestic dispute that spiraled out of control. he stabbed his two brothers and his father. they say when they arrived other family members were defending themselves with clubs and metal pipes.
dignity in the people he met. >> president obama opens his agrees to the u.n. with a tribute to the late u.s. ambassador to libya and bay area native, chris stevens. i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. >> he called attacks that killed the ambassador and three others assault on the ideals on which the u.s. was founded and issued a strong warning to iran. >> reporter: the backdrop for the president's address to the united nations this morning was a flexing of military muscle in the persian gulf. -- gulf the president paid tribute to the four americans killed during the attacks in libya. >> the president: we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens not by his killers. today we must declare this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: the remarks at the u.n. this morning sent an unmistakeable message. >> the president: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel and the stability of the global economy. >> reporter: israel has threatened a
with the real refs, embarrassed and ashamed into settling this. even president obama and bill clinton weighed in on this botched call from last night where seattle was awarded a td on the final play after the replacement zebras said he had possession of the ball and it was clearly intercepted. the fallout continues today. >> i received more text messages and e-mails than i did after the super bowl. i can tell the impact it has made. >> in this case it came down to what i understood from the officials there was a simultaneous catch. that's how they called it. and the tie goes to the runner. >> pete carol says excellent call. abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. he had no problem with it. >> looked good to him. >> of course. thanks, larry. >>> "nightline" is up next. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. thanks for joining us. >> we appreciate your time, as always. the morning news begins tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. >> you can always find us at abc7news.com and on facebook and twitter. >> check us out there. see you tomorrow.
to protestors who were gather jeans outside handful who held their signs in support of president obama. now the people standing and supported mitt romney didn't seem too bothered by them. both sides say that they are concerned about what might happen if the respect ty candidate loses. >> we don't know what the romney plan is. love to hear it but i don't think they are going to tell us. and so if they are going to good back to the bush era, we are in for a very scary time. >> when i hear barack obama who doesn't know the difference between a general and admiral when he made the mistake last week or calls marine corps man i get a sense he really doesn't get it. >> and romney tonight gave a speech to all of his supporters and those people who are in attendance paid anywhere from 1,000 to 100,000 dollars to be in attendance. live in hillsboro, 7 news. >> all right thank you. >> now to the air scare for wife ann romney she was to make. firefighters racing up the stairs to get on to the plane. mrs. romney and her team were there when the cabin filled with smoke. pilot declared an emergency
at matthews abc 7. >>> and as the convention gets and way president obama stopped in louisiana today offering support to those hit hard by hurricane isaac. the president toured saint john parish where president damage and mangled trees line the streets. he pledged federal aid in the ream where about 125,000 people still without power. >> although there was tremendous property damage people were in a position to get out quickly and as you can see folks are on the ground already clearing out the debris and making sure that they are able to recover as rapidly as possible. >>reporter: initial estimate indicate the storm caused more than 2 billion dollars in damage. >> vallejo man wounded by police a shooting that left his companion dead claims that neither of them was carrying the pellet gun police say they had. police say they opened fire on 23-year-old mario romero when he pulled what appeared to be a gun on them early sunday morning as they approached his car parked outside his pepper drive home. now he was killed in a 30 shot barrage. his 21-year-old brother-in-law jess he have johnson w
and so it came back to kill him. >> reporter: and president obama called the family tonight and his step father says he was freshtive of that and the president spoke as if he had lost a colleague, not as if he was reading any sort of script so he was very purchasetive of that. the vigil should go on for a half hour. they are are expecting some alumnus to come by and receive and talk about their fallen brother. iville more tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. in berkeley, abc 7 new its. >>> we will see you at 11:00. >>> initial reports indicated the attack in libya was in retaliation for a movie trailer that made fun of islam and the prophet muhammad. u.s. government officials are saying there is evidence this was a planned terrorist attack. mark matthews has the reaction. >> reporter: the attack that killed ambassador stevens and three other american diplomats was carried out on september 11th by a group of three men firing automatic weapons and firing rocket propelled grenades. >> it is not simply a threat to the koran. that sometimes will provoke a street demonstration but the actual terror
to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> president obama visited louisiana today for a firsthand look at the damage from hurricane isaac. you cap see him in the distance amidst the crowd there. he met with forehead state and local officials before surveying saint john the baptist parish one of the hardest hit communities. estimates tonight say the damage could reach 2 billion dollars maybe even more than that. 2800 people are still living in shelters and more than 125,000 people are without power. latest now from ryan owens. >> getting ready to get washed away here. >>reporter: this parish the first place isaac hit the stat state. topping levee and swallowing neighborhoods. it's the last place people finally got to see what this hurricane did to their lives. >> water was all the way up to the roof. >>reporter: shrimper bartholomew one of thousands whose police escorted into the parish today. he found his boat, his only source of incom income, destroyed. his home, he still needs a canoe to get there. >> it is stressful. you have the live someplace else, you know. it's hard
but no repeat of yesterday attack on the president to the lybian violence. in golden, colorado barack obama rae response were brief and apolitical. >> there are still threats in the world and we have to remain vigilant. that's why we have to be relentless in pursuing those who attack us. >>reporter: violent protest continue to spill across the middle east. tied to film that depicts the prophet mohammad as womanizer and fraud. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >>reporter: in libya 4 men arrested in connection with tuesday attack that killed ambassador chris stevens. investigators say they are tracking several others. 2 u.s. war ships are now positioned nearby and on social media sites like facebook, lybian are posting photographs condemning the attack. photographs are getting response from his here at home, california woman posted a message today shaiing the show of support from libya was meaningful and appreciated. state department the social media site were recognized at this morning briefing
terrorist attack. jonathan karl has more. >>reporter: it was the very first question for president obama at for number miami today. why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in libya? he didn't directly answer. >> when the initial events happened in cairo and all across the region we worked with secretary clinton to redouble our security. our goal now is not only to make sure that our embassy and diplomat are safe but also to make sure we bring those who carried out these events to justice. >>reporter: white house today for the first time called the assault on the consulate a terrorist attack. mounting question about how it all happened. >> was there actionable intelligence prior to this attack? and if there was not, why not? >>reporter: administration has suggested there was no advance warning because the attack was spontaneous reaction to the anti-muslim video that sparked protest in egypt last week. >> what this began as was a spontaneous not premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, republican say that's just not right. >> what happened in benghazi was no
is leland fly fishing. >> president obama today blocked chinese company from buying 4 wind farms in northern oregon. the farms are located near a navy base in the town of board man where the united states flies unmanned drones an electronic war fare planes on training mission. wrong map i'll continue here. president says there is credible evidence that ladies know believe that the company might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the united states. this is the first time in 22 years the president has blocked such a foreign business deal. the firm says it will appeal this decision in court. >>> we have a dramatic rescue outside atlanta, georgia today. >> 3 hours now to get to get this 22-year-old man out of here. >> hiker broke several bones when he fell near a water fall. he was alive but in bad shape. rangers secured him to stretcher hoisted in the air above the tree then cut through air at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour as you can see. they were whizzing along trying to get him to helps as quickly as possible. no word if see dated for the ride. >> still t
downtown napa. >>> president obama requested government agency fly the american flag at half staff today to hop those who died in the september 11 terrorists attacks. but should that apply to other high profile flag as well? mark has that story from san francisco castro district. >> community activist wilson calls it a disgraichlts i think it is disrespectful to qut the president made to honor all 9/11 people who were killed. >> wilson and blogger makeal are taking on the merchant association that owns and controls the flag. he didn't want to talk on camera but he has been bloging about this issue for years. this time the merchant association said the request to lower the flag wasn't submitted early enough. >> it doesn't explain the other problems that we have had any time we have asked the flag to be lowered in honor of community members, in honor of international days. >>reporter: the president of the mir chapter association is the gem manager of cliff variety. she couldn't rern our calls today. other board member at hot cookie also not available. third told me over the phone th
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